2. Mio Global Wrist Heart Rate Monitor: I had used a chest strap heart rate monitor for the past few years and it was just never comfortable. I would get severe chaffing or it would slide down making some workouts miserable to the point I would just take it off. I discovered the Mio Global Wrist monitor last Fall and it has been great! It is very comfortable and user friendly. I wear it on my right wrist and my watch on my left wrist. It can be used as a stand alone monitor with information transferred to an application on a smart phone or it will connect to my Garmin GPS watch via bluetooth technology. www.mioglobal.com
3. Nathan Fuel Belt: I have used this fuel belt belt for the past 5 years and it has been fantastic. It holds 4-10 oz. bottles of fluid and has a big zip pocket in the front that holds my phone and nutrition. It adjusts easily on the sides, so you can make it bigger for winter weather training and tighten it up when you have less clothes on in warmer weather. It also fits firmly with minimal bounce. I even use it for shorter runs and just keep one bottle in the belt. www.nathansports.com
4. Wahoo KickR Trainer: This has been the best investment I have made and the most useful piece of training equipment I have had since I started doing triathlons. The trainer connects to an application on your iPad or iPhone via blue tooth technology and you can virtually ride courses all over the world. The resistance on the trainer automatically adjusts to the elevation of the course you are riding. It takes much of the boredom out of sitting on the trainer. I have been able to “virtually” bike Ironman Mont Tremblant, which I will be participating in this weekend, several times! www.wahoofitness.com
5. Smashfest Queen Kit: I love this kit! It is fun, colorful, fits well, & does not chaffe! An added bonus is that spectators also enjoy seeing the kit. When I did Challenge Quassy, I had lots of people cheering me on: “Gooooo Smashfest Queen!!!”, which was a boost every time on that hilly bike & run course! www.smashfestqueen.com
Are your training for a triathlon? What is your favorite gear to use? What have you tried and not liked? What is on your “Triathlon Wish List”? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Training!